Slinky McVelvet ran out an easy winner against weaker opposition in a claimer here last month. It's no surprise to see her take a 12lb hike in the weights and she takes on another impressive course winner in EXCEL BEST today. The latter scored by six lengths on his handicap debut over track and trip and James Tate's colt is taken to shrug off a penalty and go in again. Beverley winner, Eddiemaurice and Yeah Baby are both returning from a lay-off and having their first starts on the Fibresand.
Yeah Baby (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 9l behind Lady Tyne (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 13-2 (8-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 15l behind Latenightrequest (8-2) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Excel Best 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, led 5f out, 3 lengths clear 3f out, driven out final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec beating Evacusafe Lady (9-7) by 6l, 9 ran.
Slinky Mcvelvet 3-1 (8-5) Made all, clear over 1f out, eased heavily towards finish, won at Southwell 1m 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Dec beating Maupiti Express (8-8) by 18l, 6 ran.